Nocturnal Lives

Musings from the mind of Amanda S. Green – Mother, Writer, Possessed by Cats

Boy is it Monday

Of course, Monday started yesterday when I stepped into the hallway and the carpet went squish. Like any pet owner, I hesitantly checked to see why my bare foot was now wet and the carpet was making such icky sounds when I walked on it. Relief because there were no “gifts” left for me — not unheard of with two cats and a dog. But then memory of the last time the carpet went squish in that same area flooded — hah! — back and panic began to set in.

There are joys to homeownership but there are downfalls as well. Hot water heater leaks being one of the downfalls. The current hot water heater is 9 years, 2 weeks old. Yes, I looked it up. The actual heater doesn’t look to be leaking but the sheetrock on one side is wet, started about 5 feet up and spreading downward. So, my guess is we have a leak in the line going into the heater.

Sometime between now and noon, I’ll find out for sure. Once I have — and once I have recovered from learning how much that repair will cost — I’ll be back with a real blog post. In the meantime, you guys have a safe Monday morning.

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4 Comments

  1. So sorry to hear it. Yea– I get those presents as well. *sigh

    • After looking at anywhere between $250 – $500 to repair what was wrong with the hot water heater connections, we opted to go ahead and just replace the whole installation. Between the age of the tank, the fact the insulation had gotten wet and there’s no way to dry it out, it wasn’t worth spending 1/4th the price of a new system and run the risk it would rust out in another year or two. I so did not need that hit to the pocketbook.

      • It’s been a rough year already. Sending good vibes.. and hope you are able to get a good system that isn’t too expensive.

  2. Yeah, I hear ya. Monday started for me yesterday as well. My laptop crashed on me 4 times yesterday (I think it’s overheating). I ordered a new fan for it, we’ll see how it goes. Today I got to work and found out that the vacation time I put in for back in September for my daughter’s dance recital next month has been denied.

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